Three incumbents not seeking reelection in NovemberPublished 9:46am Friday, August 22, 2014
With a trio of incumbents not filing candidacy papers, Elizabethton’s City Council and Board of Education will be guaranteed new members after the municipal election in November.
City Council member Nancy Alsup and Board of Education members Catherine Armstrong and Connie Baker will not seek re-election in November.
The qualifying deadline for municipal candidates was noon Thursday.
Four council seats and two school board seats will be on the ballot.
Seats in play during the November election are currently held by Elizabethton City Council members Alsup, Bill Carter, Sam Shipley and Richard Tester; Board of Education members Armstrong and Baker; and Watauga commissioners Delisa LaFleur and Mickey Fair.
Carter, Shipley and Tester will seek reelection. They will be joined on the ballot by newcomers Junior Edward Stanley, Erik Kitchens and Danny Frazier.
Candidates for school board are Travis Sexton, Susan Peters and John Tyler Fleming.
In Watauga, LaFleur and Fair are the only candidates for city commission.
To qualify to be a candidate, individuals must have lived in the city limits for one year. In addition, school board candidates need to have a high school diploma or GED.
The deadline for candidates to withdraw is next Thursday, Aug. 28, at noon. The deadline for voter registration for the municipal election is Oct. 6